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BCPS Celebrates Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins school districts throughout the state in the observance of Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The event is a new statewide initiative by the Florida Department of Education, which provides an opportunity for dads or other male role models to get more involved and engaged in their children’s education.
The District’s Parent Engagement Office and the Equity & Academic Attainment Department are collaborating their efforts with elementary schools to encourage fathers and male role models to participate in activities, which are planned and organized locally at each school. The District’s theme is: “Dads Show That You Care By Being There: Take your child to school on September 30.”
This initiative is a great opportunity to encourage fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers and other significant male caregivers to get involved in their children's education. Research shows when fathers and other male role models are actively involved, students perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems, attend school more regularly and become more responsible adults.
“The participation of fathers and male role models in the educational experience of our students is essential to their success,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We’re encouraging fathers to get involved in their children’s education by bringing their child to school on September 30, and remaining involved throughout the school year.”
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